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The Three Gifts. Monday October 12, 2015

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I address you today as if you were the richest person in the whole wide World.

I share with you today as if you are the luckiest person in the Universe.

I stand in awe of you today because of the phenomenal power you shall possess.

I believe you are the richest person I know because you have 168 hours to spend every week. No one can take that away from you. Oh, of course, you can trade it to spend on others but it is always yours - and always will be.

You are the luckiest person in the Universe because you have the gift of consciousness. You have self-awareness. You have self-identity. You have self-knowledge.

And the power you have that I stand in awe of is the phenomenal power of choice. With it you can change your future.

You can choose how to use the gift of consciousness today in the abundant time you have that no one can take from you.

What will you do with these three gifts?

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jen Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 6:42am

Who are you Lex? Your Blogs seem to be written by the Dalai Lama.

I will now be spending my day making sure that I cherish my day with my daughter, grandson, niece and great nephew who are all visiting today. I will not let it be spoiled by my perfectionism. I will remind myself that they are here for us all to enjoy being together, not for them to examine the standard of my housework, to critique my taste in décor, nor give me a mark for the quality of my hosting skills. When I look back on the memory of this day that I am blessed to be living, it will be the laughter and cuddles that I will remember, not the mopping, the flumping of cushions and the manic food prep whilst looking for signs of criticism in their faces.

Thanks for the blog - you really help keep me level.

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:10am

I hope Jen, that your children and grandchildren see and know how much they mean to you. Such a lovely way of putting it...there will be no criticism of such a loving grandma! Oh lucky kids and lucky you having all the cuddles you can squeeze into! Bear hugs and cuddles galore x x x

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:37am

Dearest Jen, you made me burst with joy! Have a wonderful day! L'xx (As for who I am, if I ever discover that, I'll let you know!)

Alice Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 8:16am

Thank you for this gift Lex. Today I shall treasure the time I have, use it mindfully and choose to be content with myself in my own space. I liked Jen's comments about what she would not be focussing on, seems to be in line with the way most women are in life! But today I have two extra gifts - rain and a holiday! These will keep me inside and give me extra time and space to contemplate the things I am grateful for, to list the things I have to do, many put off for quite a while, and make sure that I have tidied up the house that is my head, plumped up the cushions of what needs to be done and prepared for a week of calm contentment. This is my choice! Feels very good. I am grateful for the nudge in this direction, thank you, Alice xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:06am

H Alice...get those wellies out and go and have a dance in the rain...woohoo! Bear x

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:38am

Oh Alice, I love the way you write. I now have a vision of cushions being plumped... and it's a very comfortable vision. Thank you! L'xx

LillyPet Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 8:16am

Your blog is a gift in itself Lex!
With the abundant time and choices that I have I will be able to use my conciousness to be more mindfull and relish what is good in my surroundings.
With the gift of self awareness I will take care of myself.
With self identity I can be giving and share smiles with others.
With self knowledge I can be calm and trust in my true self.

What a great way to start the week Lex! Thank you. LP

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:39am

You're so welcome, LillyPet. I'm fighting off some bug this morning, and your words have been a tonic to body and soul. L'xx

Mary Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 9:41am

Ah Lex.... What can I say. Today I will cherish the fact that I have mental alertness and some enthusiasm for tasks. I will choose to spend some of my time on those tasks and providently spend more time resting so that I still have energy for tomorrow. Your gift to us is the wisdom in your words.

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:40am

Thanks Mary... the words came to me as if they weren't my own but I was happy to share their positivity and then seek to live into it! L'xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:05am

Yes, yes and yes! Have all three and am one lucky liddle Bear! Using them all to the best of ability are you using yours, Le'x??!!
Bear x

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 10:42am

Hi Bear, well, Lady Penelope and I had a weekend away at The Eden Project, where I got in touch again with what is important to me and met some amazing people to do with the National Body Painting competition. Stunning art, lovely people, awesome environment! So, even though I seem to be fighting off a bug today, those memories and today's kind words are great medicine. Have a lovely day, Dear Bear, L'xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 12:39pm

Fight the good fight dear boy and don't let the bug*** get you down! Thinking homemade chicken soup thoughts for you! So glad you have fab memories of a wonderful weekend away.. Did you get painted yourselves? Pics pls!!! Tee hee...Bear x

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 1:19pm

They are a bit spicey, Dear Bear. Might not be everyone's cup of tea. So I consider that fair warning before sharing the link! L'xx

Mary Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 3:25pm

Some of that art is amazing. I think what really impresses me is that the models are ordinary people with ordinary bodies, rather than slim and/or muscled young models. Yet they seem to have so much confidence walking with just a layer of paint between them and the world. but, of course, they are not just wearing paint - they are wearing art!

the room above the garage Tue, Oct 13th 2015 @ 10:07am

The photographs are brilliant Lex, the art! Which one are you darling? :-)

the room above the garage Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 11:42am

Thank you Lex xx.

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 12:40pm

Shining a liddle torch light up into the room above the garage - peeking see if you are ok? Bear x x x

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 1:18pm

Huge Hug L'xx

the room above the garage Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 6:53pm

Darling Bear (I love writing that!), thank you for shining your light, how glorious and kind! Not ok :-( on that rollercoaster and trying not to run away. It'll be ok but it's just hard at the mo. You all know... Thank you gorgeous girl xxx.

Debs Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 8:48pm

Right there with you hun!! It's a ride alright but hold tight and we can get through the twists, dips and dark tunnels together xxx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 9:21pm

Thought not and am a sadder Bear for knowing....but am thinking good thoughts and sending them on the beams to light your way up and out...Bear hugs x x x

the room above the garage Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 11:10pm

Ah you are a gorgeous bunch x. It doesn't matter how many times we fall, it still comes as a surprise, and a disappointment. Sorely disappointed. But I'm lifted by your care! Thank you.

Leah Tue, Oct 13th 2015 @ 12:57am

Dearest ratg, Sorry to hear what I guessed. That rollercoaster can appear out of the blue at the strangest time and in strangest places. Sending big down under hugs. I am still stomping and scaring the lizards. Take care and thank you for all your words that have helped me.

the room above the garage Tue, Oct 13th 2015 @ 10:03am

That picture makes me smile Leah :-), thank you my love xxx.

Anonymous Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 12:26pm

Hi Lex. The blog didn't sound like you! I mean read like you as I haven't yet listened to it. So I was relieved to see you in all your cheerful glory in your replies to comments. I like your spark. You know this!

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 1:18pm

I know... it was an unusual moment of inspiration! Perhaps I'm changing? L'xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 1:57pm

Singing....'don't go changing, trying to please us...'!!!

Anonymous Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 2:50pm

No! Don't change!

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 2:55pm

Ah, Dear Anonymous and Bear... perhaps the lyrics should say, "Don't go singing, trying to please us!" L'xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 6:39pm

Ha lol! Never, am sure you can sing as well!! Fab, fab, fab pics...the girl painted to look like the bronze sculpture is incredible! You a have a good eye for taking beau pics my friend! Ve ve impressed! Bearwhocanmanageheriphone.comx x x

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 8:56pm

Dear Bear, I'm edified! L'xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 9:22pm

Dear Eddie Fied...welcome to Moodscope! Bearwith....x

Debs Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 8:29pm

Today Lex I chose to climb Pen Y Fan in the Brecons, it was beautiful. An exquisite day and whilst my score remains fairly flat on Moodscope I did feel moments of true connection with nature today and sometimes that's enough. Lovely words, magnificently crafted, thank you xxx

Lex Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 8:56pm

Pure Magic, Debs, Pure Magic... and you're a Magician. L'xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 9:23pm

Llongyfarchiadau, Debs! Am so ve ve impressed with you...what a girl..what a feat!

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Oct 12th 2015 @ 9:24pm

Llongyfarchiadau = congratulations!
Welsh Bear x

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